Gwong Zau Kung Fu

Gwong Zau Kung Fu is a school dedicated to the practice and teaching of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts of the Choy Li Fut 蔡李佛 and Tài Jí Quán 太極拳 styles, as well as Qì Gōng 氣功 and other aspects of Chinese Culture in general.

It is also a physical space (the school) and a virtual space (the blog) where we can share and learn about China: history, philosophy, language, calligraphy, the world of tea and many other aspects of Chinese culture and tradition.

Below is a brief summary of the disciplines we teach:

Choy Li Fut

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Choy Li Fut 蔡李佛 is a style of southern Kung Fu originating in Guǎngdōng 廣东 Province of China. It is characterized by its wide and powerful movements, coordinating the whole body and using a large technical repertoire of fists, palms, elbows and legs.

In addition to striking techniques, training consists of forms (sequences), grips and joint controls, pressure points, wooden dummies, sandbags, use of traditional weapons (such as staff, broadsword, cane, knives, spear, fan, halberds...), conditioning and physical strengthening, etc. In short, it is a very complete system, useful in self-defense as well as to stay in shape and in good health.

Tai Ji Quan

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Tài Jí Quán (Tai Chi) 太極拳 is a style of Kung Fu from northern China, belonging to the so-called internal styles. These styles are characterized by their slow movements, in which relaxation prevails over the use of physical power.

Tài Jí Quán training is mainly focused on the maintenance of health, without losing sight of the martial origins of the style and its practical application. Tai Chi training is essentially made up of forms or technical sequences of both empty hand and traditional weapons, on the one hand, and pushing hands, on the other.

Self-Defense

Clases de Defensa Personal Zaragoza - Gwong Zau Kung Fu

Self-defense includes all those techniques, strategies and attitudes that can increase the chances of survival in an assault situation, starting with the avoidance of the situation itself.

In addition to the training of techniques of grips, dislocations, sweeps, etc., in self-defense classes we try to prepare the practitioner to recognize dangerous situations, acquire conflict avoidance strategies, improve self-confidence and learn to give a quick and effective response to a violent stimulus.

Qi Gong and Zhan Zhuang

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Qì Gōng (Chi Kung) 氣功 is a system of exercises that combine movement (physical and mental) and breathing control, and that make use of the energy ( 氣) that circulates through the human body and that, according to Chinese philosophy, is present in all things. It is an essential practice of both Martial Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine (中醫 zhōng yī) or TCM.

Zhàn Zhuāng 站桩 is a static physical exercise originating in China, whose main objective is the strengthening of health. It includes an important meditative component, helping us to generate awareness of our own body and improve our posture, and is also one of the fundamental pillars of the so-called internal martial arts.

Kung Fu for Children

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Kung Fu classes for kids are aimed at children between 9 and 13 years old, and focus on developing body coordination and healthy habits, improving attention and learning to value effort, all through martial arts and physical activity in a dynamic and entertaining way.

Meditation Space

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We offer our students a space for the regular practice of meditation, an environment and a time in which to practice together and share our experiences.

The meditative tradition we follow is based on Chán 禪 or Zen Buddhism. We practice seated meditation, lying-down meditation, and moving meditation.

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